Shipping a car from Hawaii to Texas – A Guide
What are my options when shipping a car from Hawaii to Texas?
The most common way of shipping a vehicle between Hawaii and the mainland is via ocean freight. Based on that, you will have two main options to transport your car from Hawaii to Texas:
- shipping a car port-to-door
- shipping a car port-to-port
Keep in mind that all ports for shipments from Hawaii are located on the West Coast. Thus, your car will first have to arrive to one of the ports in California or Washington, and then be headed to Texas.
You drop off your vehicle at a port in Hawaii, and we deliver it at your desired location in Texas. You just need to make sure someone is present at the delivery location to receive the car. Should you need help arranging transport to a port in Hawaii, we can definitely assist. Make sure to inquire with our vehicle relocation experts before you book.
Shipping a car port-to-port
Port-to-port shipping means your vehicle will be delivered from a port in Hawaii to a port on the mainland. You will have to arrange for drop off and pick up at the respective ports. Track your shipment so that you can plan accordingly. Pick up your vehicle on time to avoid port storage fees.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Hawaii to Texas?
A number of important factors determine the cost to ship a car. They affect both shipping within the continental US, and ocean freight to and from Hawaii.
Vehicle make and model together with the exact pick up and drop off locations set the base price for shipping. Whether you choose port-to-port or port-to-door service, it will affect the rate. For ground shipping, you can choose between open and enclosed trailer. Whether you are shipping a non-running, or modified vehicle, also matters. However, the deciding factor is current supply and demand situation.
Corsia Logistics offers transparent quotes that reflect the most current market conditions. Our logistics experts will carefully review your options and calculate a price that reflects current market conditions and will move your vehicle on time.
How long does it take to ship a car from Hawaii to Texas?
Transit time from Hawaii to Texas will mainly depend on the exact delivery location. On average, it takes about two weeks to deliver a vehicle from Hawaii to a port on the west coast. To that we need to add the transit time to your final destination in Texas.
Due to the nature of the industry, we can only provide you with estimated delivery date. Unplanned for issues like port congestion, road traffic, weather conditions, truck breakdowns can cause potential delays. Therefore, if you need your car delivered on or by a specific date, make sure to discuss your options with your vehicle relocation expert.
What documents do I need when shipping a car from Hawaii to Texas?
- A valid photo ID
- Vehicle Title and /or Certificate of Registration
- Creditor/Lessor’ Notarized Statement (if present on the Registration)
- Notarized Authorization from the registered owner (if shipped by a different person)
Is my vehicle insured during transport?
While in transit on the vessel from Hawaii, there is limited liability in effect. The policy will cover any damages sustained during transport, not to exceed the market value of your vehicle.
As for ground transportation, by law, every car carrier in operation must have cargo insurance. A car carrier cannot operate without an active insurance policy.
Moving from Hawaii to the Lone Star State
Hawaii, the happiest state in the US, is made up of 8 main islands: Molokai, Oahu, Niihau, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Don’t worry about Texas not being even in the top 10 happiest states in America — Texans are very friendly people who will welcome you with open arms and a big smile. When it comes to land area, Texas comes in the second position in the US with 267,339 square miles, which is 7.4% of US’ total area.
Home to over 28.7 million people, Texas is the second most populous state in the nation. And Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are in the top 10 most populous cities in the United States.
Hawaii, in turn, has a population of fewer than 1.5 million people, and all its ethnic groups living in the isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific are a minority.
Do you know why Texas is nicknamed “The Lone Star State”? The territory used to be an independent republic from 1836 to 1845. The “Lone Star” can now be found on the Texas state flag; it also serves as a reminder of Texas’ struggle from independece from Mexico.
Getting used to new climate
Compared to Hawaii’s warm and moderate weather year-round, Texas is characterized by high temperatures and a dry heat that can take some time getting used to. If dry heat and high temperatures are not an issue, then you will not have to worry much about the weather. Texas’ weather varies from arid to humid. And since the state is very spread out, expect the weather to change from one part of Texas to another.
Learn about housing and living costs
Texas is well known for its affordable housing and living costs compared to other states in the US, especially Hawaii. If we compare Houston to Honolulu, the city with the longest borders in the world and the nation’s 11th largest metropolitan area, the overall living costs in Houston are over 90% lower than in Honolulu. Houston’s housing costs, in particular, are much lower than in Honolulu – over 280% less expensive to be exact.
Other cities in Texas are also more affordable than in Hawaii. So no matter where in The Lone Star State you choose to settle, you will enjoy the perks of living comfortably for much less money.
What to see and do in Texas
The state with the most farmland in the US is home to the world’s largest rose garden: Tyler Municipal Rose Garden which contains 38,000 rose bushes from 500 types of roses. If you love flowers, you may want to pack your camera and head to to Tyler, the Rose capital of America.
Other popular attractions in Texas are the 1,500-year-old coastal live oak near Fulton, Caddo Lake – the only natural lake in the country, the King Ranch, Big Bend National Park, River Walk Walkway, Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Padre Island, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Lady Bird Lake.
Moving to Texas with a car
Once your move to Texas, you will have 30 days to register your car with the TX DMV and submit all the other required documents, including proof of auto insurance, at your local County Tax Office. You can also transfer your out-of-state driver’s license at the same time you submit your car registration documents.
And if you need assistance shipping a vehicle from Hawaii to Texas, look no further. Our vehicle relocation experts are ready to help you make arrangements and ship your car with a peace of mind.